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Hongfa Temple

No.160 Liantang-Xainhu Road, Luohu District, Shenzhen 518004, China
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As featured in Shenzhen on a budget
Ranked #13 of 347 attractions in Shenzhen
Type: Religious Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: Hongfa Temple, located in the Shenzhen Xianhu Botanical Garden (Fairy Lake Botanical Garden), was built on a series of terraces in the Wutong... more »
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Bartow, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I walked to the temple but would recommend that you take the bus that is available. I do not know what the cost is but the walk was long and I walked it in the middle of the day when it was hot and did not take any water with me. But there are places where you can buy water... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Even though I’m a business traveler, I try to make some personal time to explore local culture. Thankfully I was able to carve out a few hours late one afternoon to visit Hongfa Temple. Prior to this, I had no idea how beautiful Shenzhen could be. You will feel like you are in another world as you explore this temple... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

This Buddhist temple is quite new, having been built in the 1990's as part of China's restoration of its culutural heritage. I love the park, and have been there several times. It's on the side of Wutongshan, the biggest mountain in the area. Whether you're coming for religious purposes or simple want to spend a day in a beautiful natural... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Get 220 bus from Xinxiu metro or 202 from Yojing. Gorgeous site. Well worth the visit. Dont expect any english information posters. Mostly people praying rather than tourists - i went on a work day though. Botanical gardens more like a natural forest with a load of nice paths. Also many small buildongs and pagodas. Good peaceful conrast to the... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I would say the setting is better than the temple itself. It is situated deep in the Botanical gardens, but to be honest I would describe it more as a nature reserve, it's huge. No animals however, just vast landscapes and a couple of big lakes. If it's hot, take the bus up to the temple and walk back down.... More

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Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

Lots of visitors (small car park) jammed packed the place almost everyday. Admission fee of RMB20 is reasonable. The bonus is one get to visit XianHu (enroute) for free. The botanical garden is a refreshing lung filter with its lush greenery and undulating walkway. Accompanying lake adds to welcoming target to expand your photo folders! Overall, this is one place... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

This temple located inside the botanical garden in Shenzhen is a very beautiful temple Lord Buddha. From the entracneof the garden it is a 10 min drive...so take the bus.. if you have energy then climb.... We took the bus and had some very lovely views of the tmeple and the surrounding areas. Avoid weekends..

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Tonsberg, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Hongfa Temple is located in a large and beautiful forest area. It is recommended to take the bus from the entrance up to the temple. It's too far to walk and very high up. The bus costs only 3 RMB. The temple is fascinating, and it gives a good insight into the activities Chinese people make in their relgion. After... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

It is a nice temple. There not so many in the area, so go and see it. The lanscape is very nice as well. Food on the buddist restaurant is traditional , plenty tofu...no meat..:)

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The World
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

This is the largest of all temples in Shenzhen... Although fairly new it is quite significant as it was the first Buddhist Temple to be built in China after the Cultural Revolution in 1985... A year before the 1st Mc Donalds in China which is also in Shenzhen... Set fairly high up on the foothills of WuTong Mountain it is... More

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